The Local 913 Podcast

The Local 913 Podcast

Sad Girls Aquatics Club

November 19, 2018

We’d like to introduce you to Pittsburgh indie rock band Sad Girls Aquatics Club. The primary members, Chelsea Rumbaugh & Marie Mashyna, met while attending Chatham University.

“She was looking for a bass player for her band. I was like “I can do that!” Which [laughs] was kind of a lie; not exactly true. But, she was super patient with me. I didn’t write the songs in that band, but it was great to learn from them and make my own parts. It was the first time I was really creating my own music.”

That’s Marie from the band, who comes with some interesting experience. Formerly Marie was a pretty serious dancer.

“I was more amateur… I wasn’t good enough to be pro [laughs]! But, I love that relationship between movement and music. When you’re dancing and doing the steps you have to be very aware of what you’re doing and how you’re doing it . I got a lot of rhythmic knowledge from that and that helped into playing a percussive bass.”


Sad Girls Aquatics Club just put out a new release called “Vodkawine.” More info on their bandcamp.